At 91, Clint Eastwood remains active and fireproof. The nonagenarian actor and director, the patriarch of Hollywood, has directed and starred in ‘Cry Macho’, a modern western centered around the drama of immigration. On September 17 it will hit the US screens and we will have to wait until November 12 to enjoy it in Spanish theaters. ‘Cry Macho’ is the 39th film directed by the indesmayable and versatile Eastwood. It is an atypical western in which the legendary actor plays a decadent rodeo rider who takes on a very particular mission and who promises to seduce lovers of the genre. The script is signed by Nick Schenk, author of the texts for ‘La mula’ and ‘Gran Torino’.
Warner released the first trailer of which is one of its great projects of the season. A border drama in which Eastwood plays the twilight and disbelieving Mike Milo, former rodeo star and expert horse breeder who, in 1979, takes the job of a former boss and friend who entrusts him to bring his young son, a teenager named Rafael, back to the United States from Mexico. A trip that will not be easy either physically or emotionally. In an epic and hectic journey through the most dangerous back roads on their way to Texas, the ineffable pair will face, together with the fighting cock ‘Macho’, all kinds of challenges. The rider, tired of the world, back from everything and drowning his sorrows in alcohol after losing his wife and son, will end up finding unexpected connections and his own sense of redemption.
The journey of this text is particular. N. Richard Nash first envisioned it as a script. Nobody paid any attention to him and decided to turn it into a successful novel. So yeah, it did catch Hollywood’s attention and has been re-adapted for the screen by the ever-efficient Nick Schenk, who has already collaborated with Eastwood on two of his most iconic films, ‘Gran Torino’ and ‘The Mule,’ two of the best. works of its director in his sweet maturity in the 21st century. Eastwood first considered adapting the poignant story of ‘Cry Macho’ in 1988, but quit to pursue the Dirty Harry saga. Several studios and actors were interested in the story and Arnold Schwarzenegger was going to star in a version directed by Brad Furman that was announced for the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. But the project was eventually canceled.
Eastwood heads a cast that includes Mexican actor Eduardo Minett; Dwight Yoakam, popular country singer who played the most dangerous criminal in ‘The Panic Room’, Natalia Traven, Horacio Garcia Rojas, Fernanda Urrejola Alexandra Ruddy, Ana Rey and Paul Lincoln Alayo.
The film will be seen before in the United States (September 17) through the HBO Max platform and in theaters – Warner’s mixed policy is still in force – and in November it will be able to be seen in Spain.